Cilantro Chimichurri Flank Steak.

  • October 4th, 2020
  • 1 pound of flank steak at room tempertaure
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Makes: 2 servings


Refer to process photos below.

  1. Season the steak generously with salt and pepper.
  2. In a hot cast iron over a medium-high heat, drizzle oil and sear for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked to medium rare.
  3. While the steak is cooking, prepare the chimichurri. Mince 1 clove of garlic and place in a small bowl.
  4. Finely chop the cilantro and add it to the garlic.
  5. Add the cumin, olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Season to taste.
  6. After resting the steak for 5 minutes, slice the steak into thin strips against the grain.
  7. Serve the steak with chimichurri sauce!

The cilantro chimichurri is fresh and herby. Drizzled over a perfectly seared flank steak, this is an awesome choice for a date night or a fancy night in!

why i love this recipe

Chimichurri is an herby sauce that's eaten in Argentina and various other countries. It's typically made with parsley and vinegar, but our recipe makes a fresh cilantro chimichurri. I love this recipe because the vibrant chimichurri pairs wonderfully with flank steak. The dry rub of salt and pepper on the flank steak creates a gorgeous, golden brown crust when seared in a cast iron. I love this recipe because it's an impressive meal, but it doesn't take a lot of time or money to make it!

Tips and Suggestions
  • To check if your meat is cooked to medium-rare, put your thumb and middle finger together. Cook your steak until it feels about the same as the way the part of your palm under your thumb feels when you press it. If you have a meat thermometer, it should be about 130-135°F for a medium rare steak.
  • Let the seared steak rest on a rack to keep the crust from becoming soggy.
  • Make sure to slice against the grain when cutting the steak into slices.
  • Season the chimichurri sauce to your taste. You may prefer to add more lime or less cumin. It's up to you!
  • A good quality extra virgin olive oil will get you a smoother and more balanced flavor. A little goes a long way!
Let's wrap this up

If you're looking for something delicious, quick, and sure to impress, try this chimichurri flank steak recipe next time! Let us know if you enjoyed it @chowwithjao.